Lid state problem on Toshiba Satellite laptop

Colin Law clanlaw at
Thu Aug 4 08:46:14 UTC 2011

Can anyone help with this?

On 2 August 2011 08:47, Colin Law <clanlaw at> wrote:
> I am seeing this bug [1] on my Toshiba Satellite A100.  The
> fundamental problem is that if I close the lid to suspend and then
> open it to resume then the lid state does not return to open (as
> reported by cat /proc/acpi/button/lid/LID/state), so that suspend only
> works once.  There is a workaround in the bug with a modified DSTD
> file but I don't know whether this will still be valid for Natty.
> Also I am not sure what to do with the file, googling led me to [2]
> which seems to suggest it needs to be incorporated into the kernel.  I
> would be very grateful if someone knowledgeable in these areas could
> have a quick look and give me some pointers.
> Colin
> [1]
> [2]

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